Accounting : Emily Griffith Technical College


Helping businesses make decisions. Managing business finances. Running payroll and accounts payable/receivable. With a certificate in Accounting, you can get started on your career in business. 

Our convenient evening hybrid classes will give you the skills you need to work a variety of accounting and business jobs. Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Accounting Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to succeed in jobs such as the following:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bookkeeper
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Night Auditor

Other potential career paths include jobs in hospitality, banks and credit unions, oil and gas companies, government agencies, insurance agencies, research and consulting firms, non-profit organizations and more. 

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Business & Office Professionals
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Part Time Program
9 Months
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Course Information

Required Courses

ACC 1001 Fundamentals of Accounting

Introduces accounting fundamentals with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: 03/09/2023
Instructor: Kelli Gile
ACC 1002 Fdn of Acct Hands-on Lab

Covers the practical lab portion of the Fundamentals of Accounting course providing hands-on activities using software provided by the publisher or Open Educational Resources (OER) content. The lab demonstrates the recording of accounting information discussed in ACC 101 with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations.

Start Date: 04/05/2023
Instructor: Kelli Gile
ACC 1015 Payroll Accounting

Covers federal and state employment laws and their effects on personnel and payroll records. The course is non-technical and is intended to give students a practical working knowledge of the current payroll laws and actual experience in applying regulations, including computerized payroll procedures.

Start Date: 04/26/2023
Instructor: Kelli Gile
ACC 2045 Computerized Acct Prof Pkg

Integrates accounting principles and practices with a computerized accounting package such as Peachtree, DacEasy, or other professional package. Emphasizes computerized functions of the general ledger and integrated accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing and payroll systems.

Start Date: 05/23/2023
Instructor: Kelli Gile
BUS 1015 Introduction to Business

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics.

Start Date: 01/12/2023
Instructor: Kelli Gile
BUS 2017 Business Communication &Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Start Date: 12/01/2022
Instructor: Kelli Gile
CIS 1055 Complete Spreadsheet: Excel

Introduces basic to advanced features of spreadsheet software to design and create accurate, professional worksheets for use in business and industry. The course includes entering data, creating formulas, professional formatting, creating charts, creating, sorting and filtering tables, creating and using templates, applying built-in functions, creating pivot tables, applying “what-if analysis” with data tables, creating macros, and using solver features.

Start Date: 10/31/2022
Instructor: Kelli Gile
MAR 1060 Customer Service

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

Start Date: 02/09/2023
Instructor: Kelli Gile

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

Gabriella Montes has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. She moved to Colorado when she was 11 from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. When one of her brothers got sick a few years ago, she gave him one of her kidneys. “Helping him then and in the future is one of my biggest motivations for becoming an LPN,” explains Gabriella. 

She has been working in healthcare in a variety of roles. She completed training in Medical Bilingual Assisting with Pima Medical Institute as well as Nurse Assisting with Lutheran Family Services. She has work experience as a bilingual Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist, and she currently works as a CNA. But she still wanted to become a full-fledged nurse. 

A friend recommended the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, but she needed some help with the reading and math tests. So she took classes in our Adult Education program. 

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

There’s also a special place called the Student Success Center where everybody can study. That’s where she goes to study extra hours before class starts.

Gabriella recently passed the math test to get into the LPN program thanks to the help she received through the Adult Education program. She says it has been challenging to balance work, family, and school but she says, “It’s not easy but with time and dedication, you can do it!” 

Her advice to other students? “Don’t let anyone stop you!” 

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